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    CARROLL SHELBY’S EXTRAORDINARY LIFE TO BE CELEBRATED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    Carroll Shelby International and Ford Motor Company to Host Public Event


    LOS ANGELES – May 17, 2012 – Carroll Shelby International, Inc., (OTC: CSBI.PK) and Ford Motor Company will celebrate the incredible life of Carroll Hall Shelby at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on May 30, 2012. The two day event will feature a display of significant cars, an opportunity for fans to film a message about Mr. Shelby, a special ceremony and other activities. Carroll Shelby passed away on May 10, 2012, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

    “Carroll Shelby changed the course of history and touched the lives of millions through his racing, his companies and his charity,” said Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and board member. “He challenged us and our friends at Ford Motor Company to honor his legacy by continuing this work. We wanted the first step to be a celebration of this exceptional man for everyone who shares his passion for performance.”

    The champion racing driver, entrepreneur, pilot, philanthropist, manufacturer and race team owner embodied the American spirit. He founded Carroll Shelby International, a publicly held corporation that owns car company Shelby American and a licensing group. Shelby American’s relationship with Ford Motor Company helped propel the company into the hearts of people worldwide with cars like the Cobra, GT350 and GT500.

    “Carroll Shelby was a tremendous influence on my family and Ford Motor Company,” stated Edsel Ford II, member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company. “We’re honored to be part of this important milestone in the continuing relationship between Ford and Shelby.”

    Shelby’s favorite organization was the Carroll Shelby Foundation™, which provides medical assistance for those in need, including children, as well as educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs. It also benefits the Carroll Shelby Automotive Foundation. Donations to the Carroll Shelby Foundation are encouraged in lieu of flowers at www.carrollshelbyfoundation.org.

    The museum display will include the first Shelby Cobra built, 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, the new Shelby 1000, a Series 1 and other vehicles from the past five decades. The cars will be displayed throughout the facility and will be accessible for viewing as part of general ticked admission.

    The guest list for the invitation-only service is being developed due to space limits. Guest speakers are expected to include close friends of Mr. Shelby such as Edsel Ford, Dan Gurney and Bill Neale. People involved with Shelby’s interests, from chili cook-offs to aviation, autos, philanthropy and societal groups will be invited. Additional facts will be released on www.carrollshelbyfoundation.org and www.shelbynation.com. Details will not available from the Petersen Museum or any Shelby organization.

    About Shelby American, Inc.
    Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. Now a subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc., the company manufactures authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company offers the GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

    About Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc.
    Automotive manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high performance visionaries in the world, and he has spent the last 50 years establishing and protecting his name, trademarks and car design rights. He founded Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., which has the exclusive right to license the Shelby trademarks and vehicle design rights for some of the most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. CSL also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. For more information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, or fax (310) 538-8189 or write to Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA, 90248, or visit www.carrollshelby.com, www.shelbylicensing.com or www.carrollshelbyinternational.com.

    About The Carroll Shelby Foundation
    The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Foundation. For more information visit CarrollShelbyFoundation.org.

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    Re: Carroll Shelby's Exraordinary Life to be Celebrated at Peterson Museum in SoCal

    CARROLL SHELBY TRIBUTE CELEBRATION TO BE GLOBAL WITH LIVE WEBCAST

    Webcast and “Rev Your Shelby” Salute To Reach Shelby Admirers Worldwide

    LOS ANGELES – May 25, 2012 – Shelby American, Inc., a division of Carroll Shelby International (CSBI.PK), and the Carroll Shelby Foundation, have announced that the Carroll Shelby Tribute Celebration, being held at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 30th at the Petersen Automotive Museum, will be broadcast live worldwide via a free webcast. In addition to viewing this ceremony via webcast, enthusiasts are encouraged to join Shelby owners around the world in a “Rev Your Engine” salute to the life of an American icon, and friend, Carroll Shelby.

    “We’re so excited to share this farewell tribute of an American Legend with all of the Shelby and automotive fans around the world,” said Jenni Shreeves, director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Carroll genuinely valued the people who admired and owned his cars. Giving them a chance to be a part of this tribute is truly what he wanted”.

    The live webcast will begin at 6 PM, Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 30. Pre-ceremony video coverage will begin at 6 p.m. PDT and the memorial will start at approximately 7 p.m. Webcast links will be available on www.CSCF.org, www.shelbynation.com, www.teamshelby.com and www.shelbyamerican.com.

    “We rallied Shelby enthusiasts from Team Shelby, Shelby American Automobile Club, Shelby Dodge Automobile Club and Mustang Club of America regions globally to gather in honor of our hero and friend, Carroll Shelby,” added John Luft, president of Shelby American. “The ‘Rev your Engine’ salute will be heard around the world and include a ceremonial waving of the checkered flag in honor of Carroll’s astonishing career”.

    About The Carroll Shelby Foundation

    The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Foundation. For more information visit CarrollShelbyFoundation.org.

    About Shelby American, Inc.

    Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American continues to manufacture and market performance vehicles and related products. The company continues to build authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company currently offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.
     
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    Re: Carroll Shelby's Exraordinary Life to be Celebrated at Peterson Museum in SoCal

    This turned out to be a great event! Many "thanks" to those who contributed to the event, especially the Shelby and Ford representatives of course the speakers who shared personal stories about Carroll. Great stories about a great man! I hope everyone enjoyed the webcast but if you missed it, I will post some photos soon and maybe a video of the salute later.
    All the best...
     
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    I missed the Gurney speech but the Bill Neale one was good

    I got thee at 4 pm to watch the cars arrive. The persentation was in a tent at 7 pm., the tent on the second floor of the museum. The tent the event was in was about 150 ft. long and had big pictures
    from Shelby's life throughout the years. Most touching was the speech by a young woman who Shelby helped get a new heart when she was only 5 months old! She and Shelby stayed in touch throughout the years. There were several rare Cobras displayed inside, including the first one made, and the second one made. Outside on the roof there were at least four genuine Cobras and various replicas and about 40 Shelby Mustangs. The Museum shop was hip to the event,stocking books on Shelby and some models and fine art work. I think the cars will be displayed through this weekend, so if you live within half a day's drive of the Museum at Wilshire & fairfax, I'd get down there to see the whole thing (I hope they let you go through the tent to see the big blow up pictures). Highlights for me--meeting Shelby's aircraft guy, and the guy who dressed up as a friar at Terlingua, and giving a cobra print to Henry Ford III (I didn't have enough nerve to tell him that, for us growing up in Detroit, the Fords were "our royal family.")

    If any members in LA have a tape of the Gurney speech, let me
    know, I'll trade a fine art print to hear it!
     
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